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Apple's update to the 10th-generation iPad lineup comes with a bunch of covers, as usual. Here are the models you should buy if you want to protect your new tablet.
On October 18, Apple updated its iPad to the new 10th generation, including new body colors and a sophisticated design reminiscent of the iPad Pro.
However, anyone considering upgrading from an older iPad model to the latest will find that their existing iPad case doesn't fit the new model at all. If you want to carry your iPad around and keep it safe, you'll need to purchase a new case.
Here are our suggestions for the latest iPad cases you should consider purchasing. While this list is not exhaustive, as accessory vendors are constantly coming up with new designs, it will serve as a good starting point for deciding what you actually want from your potential iPad case.
And if you haven't got an iPad yet, tablets are already on sale in AppleInsider's 10th Gen iPad Price Guide, with the best discounts highlighted in our roundup of iPad deals.
U Dot Series iPad Case by UAG
The lightweight (0.68 lb) U Dot Series iPad Case includes a soft, shock-resistant base with a protective design to protect against drops and drops complies with MIL-STD-810G. It is also an antimicrobial agent for protection against invisible dangers.
The case also includes a sleep/wake book case that doubles as a stand, while an Apple Pencil holder keeps your accessory close at hand when you need it.
The U Dot Series iPad Case is available in Deep Ocean, Clay, and Black for $54.95.
Metropolis Handstrap Case by UAG
The Metropolis Series features a rugged, feather-light construction with a soft, impact-resistant MIL-STD-810G compliant core. It has a rear window as well as dedicated storage for an Apple Pencil.
The key thing about this case is its features that allow you to hold it in your hands and not fall in the first place. There is a non-slip tactile grip on the outside as well as a 360-degree rotating strap with Velcro closure system.
The Metropolis Case with Hand Strap is available in black only and costs $59.95.
Kids EasyClean by Otterbox
Designed for kids, Kids EasyClean is bright and A child-friendly body design that offers little more than drop protection and raised edges to protect your camera. As the name suggests, this is a rare case marketed as dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.
Along with the screen protector, the case also has a chunky handle that is easy for kids to grab and carry, and can also be used as a stand.
Kids EasyClean is available in Hearts & Crafts and Blue Together for $69.95 with promo code OTTER10 10% off.
Defender Series Pro by Otterbox
Made with case Defender Series Pro's polycarbonate and synthetic rubber case provides multi-layered protection. Its rugged construction includes port covers to protect connections from dust and dirt, and it can withstand twice the drops of MIL-STD-810G.
The case also features antimicrobial protection, a pair of strap attachment points, a four-position stand and an Apple Pencil compartment.
Available in Black and Baja Beach, the Defender Series Pro is priced at $89.95. Coupon code OTTER10cuts 10% off the case.
Liquid Air Folio by Spigen
Spigen's Liquid Air Folio is a sleek protective case made from polyurethane and thermoplastic polyurethane. Slim design, it has a built-in front cover that can be used as a folding stand to support iPad.
The case also supports a position in which the Apple Pencil can be stowed and ready for action at any moment. It also provides constant access to all ports and buttons and has a raised lip around the camera.
The Spigen Liquid Air Folio retails for $44.99, but there's a big discount on Amazon.
Ultra Hybrid Pro by Spigen
Ultra Hybrid Case The Pro by Spigen has a black front cover and bumper but a transparent back that proudly shows off your choice of iPad finish. This bumper features Air Cushion technology for drop protection and a dual-layer shell for improved protection.
The lid doubles as a stand, and Apple Pencil features are fully supported. Raised edges are used for the display and camera, protecting them from scratchy surfaces.
The Spigen Ultra Hybrid Pro retails for $54.99 but is currently on sale on Amazon.
Combo Touch by Logitech
Removable backlit keyboard case with trackpad, Combo Touch takes advantage of the iPad's Smart Connector to power and use its optional peripheral. The lid includes a keyboard and trackpad with backlit keys and a full row of iPadOS shortcut keys.
The rear of the case has a built-in 50-degree kickstand so you can tilt iPad back as far as you need to work. There is also a place to store an Apple Pencil.
Combo Touch is available in Oxford Gray or Graphite, priced between $149.99 and $159.99.
Slim Folio by Logitech
The Logitech Slim Folio is a case and smart cover with a full-sized keyboard in a case. Designed for optimal travel and perfect rebound, the keyboard offers the full range of iPadOS keyboard shortcuts and connects to iPad via Bluetooth LE.
The case can automatically wake up the iPad when opened and put it to sleep when closed. Two viewing angles are available: 58-degree typical viewing mode and 10-degree near-flat viewing mode. There is also a loop on the side for an Apple Pencil or Logitech Crayon.
The Logitech Slim Folio is available in Oxford Grey, Graphite and Black for $99.99.
Battersea by Gear4
This Gear4 Battersea high protection case is protected by D3O, a material used to protect soldiers, allowing it to withstand a fall from 8 feet. The same material allows the Battersea to stay thin without the usual massive rugged hulls.
In addition to cushioning, the case also features an infinite-angle kickstand that can be adjusted to any angle the user chooses. It also supports Apple Smart Keyboards and comes with a screen protector.
The Gear4 Battersea is available in black only and costs $89.99.
Balance Folio by Speck
a shell that can withstand four feet of impact and drops, and the inside has a padded liner and latch to keep everything in place. The cover also includes a magnetic camera shield that covers the lens, which can be removed when you need to use it.
The case features built-in magnets for wake and sleep functions, a built-in Apple Pencil holder, and Microban antibacterial treatment that reduces bacteria by up to 99%.
The Speck Balance Folio is available in six color options and is priced at $44.95.